A Florida SBDC Success Story: CPR Tools, Inc. Fort Myers

CPR Tools, Inc. is a woman-owned small business, owned and operated by John and Sue Benkert. The Benkert’s began working for CPR Tools in 2004, John as a Senior Computer Scientist and Sue as the office manager.  There were seven employees when John started at CPR Tools. He quickly determined the company’s potential went beyond […]

9 Quick Facts about Newspaper Media

“9 Quick Facts about Newspaper Media” is full of information about the interesting ways in which newspaper media are expanding their digital reach and growing their social media presence, mobile use, and advertising opportunities. Under the 9 Quick Facts are supporting data points from comScore and Nielsen Scarborough on newspaper digital reach and categories of […]

Meet the Leadership Bonita Class of 2016-2017

Bonita Springs Area Chamber INSIDER By: Christine Ross, MBA, MS, CCE, IOM, President & CEO, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director, Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council This week we welcomed our 18th Leadership Bonita program with 30 enthusiastic and committed individuals looking to learn and grow into the region’s next generation […]

Why Employers Need to Review Employment and Confidentiality Agreements in Light of the Newly-Enacted Defense of Trade Secrets Act

The Defense of Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) was signed into law and creates a federal legal scheme for the protection of trade secrets. Previously, protection of this form of intellectual property was solely a matter of state law, unlike patent, trademark and copyright, which have always been matters of federal law. The DTSA has a […]

Young Professionals Announce 2016 ‘In Your Future’ Summit

By: Christine Ross, MBA, MS, CCE, IOM, President & CEO, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director, Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council This week I’d like to share with you a special event that our vibrant group of young professionals is planning. The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals are […]

Join us for our 2016 Power Networking Lunch Series

By: Christine Ross, MBA, MS, CCE, IOM, President & CEO, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director, Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council As we head into summer, the Bonita Chamber is increasing our professional development programming for area businesses to make the most of the slightly slower local season.  Our “Power Networking […]

Road trip develops alliances in the ‘Windy City’

I took part in a recent Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance attraction visit to Chicago. As one of the SWFEDA’s partners, I was able to meet commercial Realtors from all over the United States and talk to them about the virtues of doing business in Southwest Florida, one of the most businessfriendly states around. Participants […]

April is a great time to join our network!

By: Christine Ross, MBA, MS, IOM, President & CEO, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director, Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council  Community business members: If you have been on the sidelines waiting to get involved with our growing Chamber, now is the time!  Our spring membership campaign is in full swing and […]